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Sui kow (水饺) – Featured recipe for Rasa Malaysia

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Two year ago, when I was just starting to cook for my family, a friend of mine made a strong recommendation that I visit Rasa Malaysia’s food blog for its recipes and cooking ideas. When I browsed thru her blog, I was very amazed by her stunning shots and high level of professionalism in food presentation, not to mention her cooking and baking skills. Since then, I had been following her blog closely and even referred it as my “online cookbook”.


I have to say that her featured recipes are getting more and more interesting and impressive now. There are many cooking tips and methods I learnt thru reading her posting. Each time I visited her blog, I will be drooling and leaving with a hungry stomach. Her Penang-style cooking also makes me very homesick and I just feel like flying home the next day to satisfy my cravings.

Today, I like to thank Bee of Rasa Malaysia for featuring me as her guest writer. I had chosen sui kow (水饺) as my featured recipe because she loves dumplings. Co-incidentally, it is also my childhood favourite. I had never got bored eating it even until now. Hopefully by sharing my hubby’s “self-proclaimed” authentic sui kow recipe, you will love sui kow as much as we do. You can find my write-up and more photos of sui kow at Rasa Malaysia’s blog now. So hop over and see you there!


For my sui kow (水饺) recipe, please click on this LINK.


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  1. Pearl says:

    oh those sui kow look incredible. i always preferred mine steamed :).

  2. CY says:

    Fantastic looking sui kows! I agree that adding the peas is a great idea, my po po always added peas into her sui kows…a burst of sweetness when you bite into them!

  3. Nazarina A says:

    This is just beautiful!

  4. worldwindows says:

    I agree that coriander is a must ingredient for sui kow as I have been brought up with this version:) I can have 4-5 pieces with my full bowl of wanton noodles!

  5. Selba says:

    I love eating sui kow but never managed to make it my own… 🙂

  6. Katie says:

    This looks great! Do you know where would I find dumpling wrappers?

  7. Dora says:

    I luv them very much! In esp, it is one of my favourite food for steamboat.

  8. Bits of Life 'n' Taste says:

    Bravo Chef! I love Sui Kow too… just simple soothing dish.

  9. mycookinghut says:

    Congrats on the feature!! Sui Kows look incredibly tasty!!

  10. Maya says:

    Well done!

  11. Food For Tots says:

    Pearl: Steamed sui kow is new too me! Sounds interesting!

    CY: I am so jealous to hear that u have a po po making sui kow to u. My po po passed away when I was just a kid. Never taste her cooking before.

    Nazarina A: Tks!!

    Worldwindows: Is this version only available in KL? I had never taste it before in Penang.

    Selba: It is definately worth the effort to make your own. Give it a try!

    Katie: Tks! You can try to look for it at the supermarket in Chinatown.

    Dora: Me too! I luv this for steamboat.

    BOLNT: Tks for ur word of encouragement!! Looking forward to your sui kow posting soon!

    Mycookinghut: Tks! Have u tried this version before (adding peas & coriander leaves)?

    Maya: Tks!!

  12. lisaiscooking says:

    Just saw your post at Rasa Malaysia. This looks fantastic!

  13. Little Corner of Mine says:

    Looks delicious!

  14. Big Boys Oven says:

    wow very nice lar, so yummy. will you be my guest writer too? 🙂

  15. tigerfish says:

    I love sui low! You make it miss Hong Kong all of a sudden. Don’t know why.

  16. noobcook says:

    congrats! The sui kow looks fantastic! =)

  17. Little Inbox says:

    I’m lazy to make my own too. You did it well!

  18. New Kid on the Blog says:

    hello hello…. can i have 1 bowl, pls?? ;P

  19. mycookinghut says:


    No.. I haven’t tried before. I really need to find some time to try out cos I have been really busy.. and next week will be busier 🙁 .. I am moving home!!

  20. Food For Tots says:

    Lisaiscooking: Tks! Do you plan to make some soon? 😉

    LCOM: Tastes delicious too! Hehehe!

    BBO: R u going to ask your mom to make some later? Me as ur guest writer? Qualified? Hehehe!

    Tigerfish: I got your "virus" now. Miss HK too ….. Haiiiii!

    Noobcook: Tks!!

    Little Inbox: With your current cooking skills, this is an easy-peasy job for you. Close 1 eye also can "kao tim"! 😉

    NKOTB: Aiyo…why r u so late? Will keep u posted if I am making some in Penang. Hehehe!

    Mycookinghut: Lee Mei, I am used to moving home but the worst experience was moving over to Spore. With last min notice & tight deadline, I did it all by myself. Start packing after my son went to bed until 2am every night. Many unforeseen circumstances happened in between. I was so stressed out until I lost 5 kg in weight.

  21. shavedicesundays says:

    Those are some beautiful dumplings. I keep seeing Rasa Malaysia’s site listed here and there but have only stopped by once or twice. Might have to browse through more carefully now. Thanks for the recommendation.

  22. Craftpassion says:

    Hi, I saw your post at raza Malaysia and would like to drop by here to say “hi”. Your dishes really look great and delicious.
    Great blog too!!!

  23. Food For Tots says:

    Shavedicesundays: Tks for your kind comments. Rasa Malaysia is a very talented person!!! You can witness it by yourself from her blog. 😉

    Craftpassion: Hello!! Welcome to my humble kitchen! Thanks a lot for your compliments. I am so flattered. Do drop by more often!!

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  25. Suzanne says:


    Thank you for sharing all those yummy recipe! Really appreciate it 😉

    I can’t find the Sui Kow recipe in the Rasa Malaysia web.. do you mind share here?

    After reading your blog, i felt that you kids are so ‘xin ku’ to have mother like you… I must start to learn now my for boy.. he is now 17months.. poor him everyday having the same food.. so 惭愧 le..

    • food-4tots says:

      Suzanne: Thanks for dropping by and your sweet comment. So sorry that I can’t share this recipe in my blog b’cos it is a featured post. Anyway, I had inserted a link for the recipe in this post. Please check it out.

      I only started cooking when my son was 2.5 yrs old. So you are still not late if you start to learn now. I’m sure you can do better than me. 加油!

  26. lilian says:

    I saw ur post on rasa malaysia and they looked so tempting. However I am attempting to deep fry them. If so how long should i fry them for; or just until they golden brown? I plan to serve it with a sweet and sour dip.

    • food-4tots says:

      Lilian: Thanks for hopping over and your kind words. I’m not an expert in deep-frying and never deep fry these sui kow before. But you can give it a try. If you want to deep fry them, use lesser mixture (abt 60%) and flatten them slightly during wrapping. It will ensure that the inside is cooked when the outer skin is golden brown. Hope this helps. Looking forward to your feedback after trying it out. 😉

  27. lilian says:

    Thanks, i may want to boil half of them too just to see which is better. May i know why u boil them in water and not the broth?

    • food-4tots says:

      Lilian: Boiling sui kow in water is to get rid the unpleasant alkaline and flour taste from the sui kow skin. That’s why I don’t use broth. I guess it is the same reason for cooking noodles too. Correct me if I’m wrong. Let me know which method you prefer. Happy trying!! 😉

  28. JC says:

    Tried making this and it is absolutely yummy! I prepared a noodle soupy version using chicken stock and shanghai noodle. thanks. For the recipe…cooking has never been so interesting!

    • food-4tots says:

      JC: Thanks so much for your kind words! That’s also how we usually paired our sui kows. Besides that, we also added some blanched Hong Kong choi sum. Maybe you can try it in your next attempt. 😉

  29. Ling says:

    Hi hi,

    It’s me again! Just wanted to compliment you on a great shrimp dumpling recipe. Your tips and suggestions were so helpful for amateur me 🙂 I made these flavourful cuties for dinner last night and the hubby enjoyed them tremendously. And my toddler girl also ate them for dinner too.

    I’m eyeing at your sushi recipe now… 😀 Thought it would be fun finger food for my girl.

    Thanks again for sharing such wonderful recipes, ideas and tips, not to mention tasteful photographs. 🙂

  30. Richard Loo says:

    I love sui kow very much . I use turnips instead of water chestnuts. By the way can i deep fry it ?

  31. Peisan says:

    Would like to know if it’s possible to refrigerate the leftover uncooked shui jiao for later use?

  32. SL says:

    May I know where did you get the dumpling wrappers and which brand?

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